Your evening longread: I tracked down my imposter


We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

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And now, every weeknight, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle. 

We’ll be keeping an eye on new longreads and digging back into the archives for some classics.

Tracking down imposter

A little shorter than normal, but this piece is quite the read. A lecturer discovers he has an imposter – who even has the same tattoos as him.

(The Guardian, approx 5 mins reading time)

In November 2017, Anna Friedman, a Chicago-based academic with a similar specialism, contacted me. She had received a like on Instagram from an account she thought was interesting. Clicking on the profile, she saw it was a duplicate of her page and that the guy had also made a copy of her website, including her very specific biography, but under his own name. When she looked at his profile on, she instantly realised that his bio was a copy of mine; the papers he’d supposedly written were actually by me.

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